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Sunday, 5 May 2019


Title - '#9'
Artist - The Raz Band
For those not in the know, for the last thirty-five years, The Raz Band has been recording and performing their own brand of original songs, entertaining audiences across the US and globally.
This past December 2018 The Raz Band recorded their first live album performing songs from the upcoming #9 album as well as their most recent albums Madison Park (2015) and The Best of RAZ 1985-2015.
And so with that in mind, the latest Raz Band studio album #9, which features eleven new Raz Band songs, is due for release May 17th, 2019 via Gonzo Multimedia.
1. 'Breadline Love'
2. 'I Got This'
3. 'Curveball'
4. 'In the Meantime'
5. 'Coming at You'
6. 'The Winds of Time'
7. 'Let Me Tell You'
8. 'Call Me Raz'
9. 'The Times Together'
10. 'Nipple Town'
11. 'Dirt'
Featuring tremendous production by band member Joey Molland, The Raz Band members are: Michael 'Raz' Rescigno on guitar and vocals; Jeff 'Hutch' Hutchinson on drums and vocals; Jim Manzo on bass and vocals, and Molland on guitar, vocals and production.
The album opens with the fun old school R&B guitar rock of 'Breadline Love' and backs that up seamlessly with both the hipsway of 'I Got This' and the magnificent, cultured guitar work found on 'Curveball.'
The first track notable for the fact that it's the very first time that Joey Molland has sung lead vocals, both 'In The Meantime' and 'Coming At You' are pure The Raz Band gold, with the Jeff 'Hutch' Hutchinson-sung 'Winds Of Time' along next.
The other Molland-sung track is the epic 'Let Me Tell You' which they back up with one of my own personal favorites, the rock and soul of 'Call Me Raz.' The album then rounds out with the troubadour-esque vibe of 'The Times Together' and then the quirky 'Nipple Town.'
We had a great time creating #9," Moland has since said, "and we hope you enjoy it. Peace, love and rock n roll."
With The Raz Band having opened for Badfinger, Missing Persons, Berlin, Marky Ramone, Bill Ward, Iron Butterfly and others, 2019 will once again see The Raz Band performing in the United States as well as abroad.
The Raz Band @ Facebook
CD Purchase Link


No. 9
CD - £9.99

The Best of RAZ
CD - £9.99

Madison Park
CD - £9.99

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